Beastly Talk from Author Ann Evans

Book Club hosted a library event with a special visit from author Ann Evans this week where she spoke to students about her work and read extracts from her latest book.

The event was open to all and Ann talked to students in the Library about her award-winning Beast series of books which tells the tale of a mysterious creature from the “Valley of the Shadows” in Scotland.

Open Evening

People began arriving well before the official starting time for Our Open Evening this week and there were large gatherings for both of the presentations by the Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams.

The presentation event started with Vice Principal Gethyn Bennett welcoming everyone and introducing our Head Boy and Head Girl who spoke about their experience of life at Heart of England.


New Start at Beginning of 60th Year

Our new term began with the whole school meeting in the Sports Hall for the first assembly of the year.  Every student from the new Year 7 students to our Year 13s assembled whilst Hannah C played the piano.

Vice-Principal, Gethyn Bennett was the first to welcome everyone and to introduce Anne Lycett, our Chair of Governors.

Mrs Lycett gave a special welcome to all our new students…

GCSE Students Ride the Changes

With much anticipation, our students arrived at school to collect their GCSE results, with many doing well and ready to decide on their next step after Year 11. 

Our students have achieved excellent results against a national picture of change. They have worked hard to meet the challenges of revised methods of assessment and increased levels of difficulty.  “Today’s results are testimony…

Students Excel in A Level Results

Excited and nervous Heart of England Sixth Form students arrived at school on Thursday for their A Level results, with many doing better than expected.

As well as individual successes this year, our whole Year 13 have done really well with almost all of our 72 students gaining their first or second choice university or college course place. At least one of the remaining students had successfully…

Another Year, Another Decade

At the end of a very exciting year the Principal, Jacqueline Hughes-Williams considers how our school renews and changes as we prepare to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee:

The end of term is a time for reflection and evaluation and our thanks go out to everyone who has supported us in so many varied ways.  As this academic year closes we not only say goodbye to twelve months but to…

Engineering Celebration at the Royal Institution

Year 9 Student Gemma Hutchinson writes about her experience of Masterclasses run by the prestigious Royal Institution.

Every year the Royal Institution runs a series of Masterclasses to encourage young people to learn about engineering.  During the spring term an engineering Masterclass was held at Warwick University,…

High on a Hill...

Some of our students have been reliving memories of out recent production of The Sound of Music in a visit to Austria this term.

After a morning of lessons, the party set off at 1pm on their 24 hour trek across Europe.  Travelling through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany the group arrived in Austria at 2pm the next day.  The performers took the opportunity to sing during…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Green fingered students are getting their hands dirty and growing vegetables as part of a gardening club.

The Heart of England Gardening Club have successfully harvested produce from their efforts throughout the year with a fine crop of rhubarb.

Our gardening students meet on Fridays and have planted tomatoes, raspberries, rocket, thyme, rosemary, lemon balm, and chives.  The club…

National Rock and Pop Festival 2017

Our music students have been part of a national live music event at the NEC.  Sarah Henton, Head of Music writes a review for us:

Over the weekend of Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July a number of our musicians were invited to perform in various ensembles as part of a national festival at the NEC run by the Rock…

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